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Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore

Actor, director, screenwriter

LIONEL HERBERT BLYTHE

He was an American stage and movie actor (April 28, 1878, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - November 15, 1954, Van Nuys, California, USA).

He comes from a famous acting dynasty, the brother of "The Great Profile" - John Barrymore.

Until 1907 Lionel Barrymore appeared in revues and vaudevilles in Paris, and then worked for 17 years on Broadway, in 1924 he moved to Hollywood. Presented the fifth ceremony of "Oscars" (in 1933).

In cinema he made his debut in 1909 ("Friends").

Viewers remembered primarily as a grouchy, but good-natured old man in such Hollywood classics as "The Grand Hotel", "Captain Dare," "Can not take away with you," "This wonderful life," "Duel in the Sun," etc.

In addition, he has played in many detectives, thrillers and horror films ("The Devil's Doll," "The Vampire Label").

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Academy Award (1930/31):

Best Actor ("Free Soul").

Timeline

November 15, 1954
Dies of a heart attack in Van Nuys, California.
1953
Publishes the novel, Mr. Cantonwine: A Moral Tale.
1953
Stars with sister Ethel in Main Street to Broadway. It is Lionel’s last film.
1951
Publishes an autobiography called We Barrymores.
1948
Stars in Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.
1946
Plays the role of Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart.
1940
Lionel becomes confined to a wheelchair after a hip injury and severe arthritis.
December 24, 1936
His wife Irene dies at the age of 47
1933
Lionel stars with brother John in Dinner at Eight.
1933
Lionel stars with brother John in Night Flight.

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